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Have fun while learning from the best!

Build fundamental basketball skills and have a blast playing games at Riverdale’s 7th Annual Summer Basketball Camp. Drills will focus on building muscle memory, shooting, dribbling, ball handling, passing and playing defense.

Open to all 5th-12th grade boys and girls.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

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June 5 – Live Music and Food at the RGS Commons for Everyone 3:00–7:00 PM  

Musical Performance by Collective Nation, a 6-piece Top 40/Pop Dance cover band. Food provided by Mando’s Food Truck(@mandospdx1) Voted Top 3 Food Cart/ Truck and Top 5 Burger Spot by Willamette Week – There will be hamburgers, chicken strips, salad, yakisoba noodles and fries to choose from. The Riverdale Foundation will be hosting Trophie’s Elephant Ears truck.  

  • Music Tickets plus Food* are $25/Adult and $15/Child (ages 10 and under).
  • Music tickets only (no food) are $10/Adult and $5/Child (age 10 and under).

*All Food tickets need to be pre-purchased and will only be sold until May 21. Food will not be available for purchase at the event.  You will receive a wristband if you purchase food, and will be able to order your choice of food at the event.

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Riverdale High School Senior Grad After-Party 2022

Congratulations All!

Please review this permission slip with your student and complete by May 31, 2022.

Student Name(Required)

I give my student permission to attend the all night graduation party after commencement on June 7, 2022. I understand my student will be on a bus and at a venue disclosed after departure from Lewis & Clark at approx  8:30PM June 7th until approx 4:30AM June 8th. I understand there is a ZERO tolerance policy to violations of:

  • the RHS code of conduct
  • attempts to leave the venue
  • possession or use of alcohol/recreational drugs

There will be 4 Riverdale parent chaperones in attendance, and they have the final decision for what behavior is deemed appropriate. Students are expected to be polite to chaperones and respect their decisions.

Pick up by Parent/Guardian:

I will pick up my student at 4:30AM on Wednesday, June 8th (student will text when 30 min away from RHS). By clicking yes I give my consent for them to attend this trip, and I understand that my student MUST have a ride home. NO graduates will be allowed to drive themselves home after the party. This is non-negotiable and will be enforced.

Pick up by Parent/Guardian Yes/No(Required)
If another adult is able to drive my student home please enter their name here:

Review and Acceptance of Conditions:

I have reviewed the following with my student and take responsibility for ensuring they board the bus with-

  • Comfortable athletic clothing and a sweatshirt/rain jacket changed into at the Lewis & Clark venue (there will be no time to go home and change)
  • Their phone
  • An understanding that they will be held accountable to the Riverdale Code of Conduct and you will be called to collect them at any hour if they are in violation of it.
Review/Acceptance Yes/No 1(Required)

I have reviewed the following with my student and take responsibility for ensuring they board the bus withOUT-

  • Electronics other than phone
  • Knives or sharp objects
  • Alcohol/Drugs
  • An understanding that YOU will check with them about these banned items PRIOR to boarding the bus, and you both understand that they will be held accountable for violation of this rule and removed immediately with a call to you to pick them up if contraband is discovered.
Review/Acceptance Yes/No 2(Required)

Contact Information

Please enter your name and share the number to text you their location, before arrival home, and in case of emergency:

Please specify here any prescription meds or conditions that the chaperones should be aware of to support your student. Please ensure chaperones get any medications with necessary instructions prior to boarding the bus.

My name entered here serves as my signature and acceptance.

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June 4 – Field Day 9:30 AM–1:00 PM


Riverdale’s annual Field Day event is a long-running community tradition. From the parade to all of the field events, there is something for everyone. All Riverdale students (K to 8th) are encouraged to participate. Dunthorpe residents at other schools and out-of-district siblings are also welcome.

Grab your Gunny Sacks because Field Day is Back – plus now it’s so big it is a FEST! Games, Music, Cake walk, and a good old fashioned finish to an in person year at school.

  • 9:30am Kick Off Parade in front of the school with the route ending at the games
  • 9:50-12:10 GAMES!!! Four Sections of Games will be going on in 25 minute increments.

Games for the kids include: Obstacle Course, Hula Hooping, Basketball ShootOut, Scooter races… Something for everyone. EVEN YOU PARENTS! Volunteer Opportunities Abound!

CAKE WALK – yes, it’s the Carnival favorite you all know and love. Donate cakes, buy tickets, and win that cake back! (Please drop cakes off at pick up June 3rd)

Food Trucks To Keep you Going as Well:

  • Coffee cart hosted by Kristen Kohnstamm and Laura Martin with Cascade Sotheby’s
  • Kona Ice Shave Ice Truck
  • Up N’ Smoke BBQ Food truck

***Field Day is a family and community event. Parents must supervise their children throughout the event. 
Please leave pets at home.***

If you have general questions, contact Christi Somera or Jesssie Duncan or Tricia Cooper

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Join us on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 for
Riverdale Grade School’s Frozen Jr.

Two performances, 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.,
at Lakewood Center for the Arts.
Tickets are $12 (Adult) and $7 (Youth).

The seating is unassigned and every individual must have a ticket to enter.

Lakewood Center for the Arts requires proof of vaccination for 12 and over or negative test.
Masks are not required but strongly encouraged.

Plan to purchase tickets early before they sell out.
Cash only at door, if tickets are available.

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Each year, our principals submit their wish list for a special purchase or specific need and we ask our community at auction night to raise their “paddles” to support their ask.  Unlike other funds raised at auction, the money contributed by the community during the paddle raise is ear-marked for this request. 

This year the PTC Paddle Raise goal is to provide much-needed technology hardware and A/V upgrades to ALL our classrooms across the district.

Our goal is to raise $86,000 — that’s $2,000 per classroom for both schools.  


The fundraising for this project will: 

  • Increase the reliability of network connectivity 
  • Replace outdated technology
  • Provide every classroom with wireless projectors
  • Equip classrooms with streaming devices allowing access to educational content 
  • Allow students and teachers to connect with one another seamlessly and easily
  • Set up our classrooms for the future

Paddle Raise Extended Until April 30

It’s Not too Late to Donate!

We have raised $76,000, just $10,000 short of our $86,000 goal to upgrade every classroom’s Audio/Visual capabilities — with everyone’s contribution big or small, we can ensure our kids and teachers have what they need to share, connect, and learn.  

Let’s set up our high school classrooms for the future and upgrade this much needed equipment.

Thank you to all who have donated so far!

The Paddle Raise donation campaign has been extended and will stay online through next Saturday, April 30.

Thank you to Lucas Spaulding  for creating the hilarious and fun Paddle Raise video for us this year!  If you haven’t watched it yet, please check it out.

Watch our Paddle Raise video here! 

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The $200 Senior Class Activities Fee covers the cost of the various events related to the celebration of the Class of 2022.  Please pay this fee as soon as possible so that deposits can be made for facilities and rentals.

  • Senior Awards Reception (refreshments, class t-shirts for juniors).
  • Graduation All-Night Party (party venue, food, transportation).

Questions? Please contact Wendy Domreis.

Financial Assistance is available through the PTC and is confidential.  Please contact Cheryl Wright for information.


Please click here to pay.

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Last menu ordering period of the year at Orders for May and June will close April 20.

For Grade School parents/caregivers: There are some 4th through 8th grade field trips scheduled for May and June. Please be mindful of field trip dates when ordering.

Order at School code is 213RGSOROR.

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The RGS Parent Teacher Club is happy to introduce our Playground Playdate Series for Kindergarten through 2nd grade.

The playdates will be Sundays from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Riverdale Grade School playground. There will be light snacks and beverages provided by the PTC.

April 10 – 1st grade 
April 24 – 2nd grade

May 1 – Kindergarten
May 15 – 1st grade 
May 22 – 2nd grade 

For any questions, please email Ashley Eil at

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Riverdale’s all-school prom is on Saturday, May 7 at the Ecotrust Event Space and rooftop terrace.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to go with friends, classmates, big groups and small.

$40 tickets will be available online April 8-May 6, and there is confidential financial help for anyone needing it. Please speak with Cheryl about this.

Permission slips are REQUIRED, as are guest passes for any non-RHS student. These forms will be available at Grace’s desk starting on Friday, April 8.

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Get ready to let your imagination grow! Our book fair will be a wonderful place full of irresistible books kids can’t wait to read so their imaginations can grow!

Volunteers needed! We are looking for parent volunteers to be friendly Book Fairies who are willing to help set up and pack up the fair, as well as parents to help sell the books during the fair. Please sign up HERE.

We have asked for high quality, award-winning books and a limited amount of toy products. That said, we’ll put out the lion’s share of the toys on Thursday morning for parents to purchase during our early-morning parent event.

Book fair dates and hours:

  • Monday,  Apr. 11 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday,  Apr. 12 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday,  Apr. 13 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday,  Apr. 14 – 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Pastries and Coffee for parents and caregivers)
  • Friday,  Apr. 15 – 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All for Books has been a success and we will continue with this program, so save your spare change. This program is an easy and effective way to unite the school community and provide more books for kids and teachers. All funds collected through All for Books are used to buy more books from the book fair. Scholastic then matches those monetary donations with a donation of up to $1 million in books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children in need through a variety of organizations.

If you have any questions, please contact our parent volunteer coordinators, Tanya Steele and Kira Donohoo.

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Please join the Riverdale PTC Book Club in March as we discuss Good Talk by Mira Jacob. Good Talk is Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads 2022 selection.

The meeting will be on March 8 at 9:00 am at the Mitsky residence. This will be an indoor meeting. 

Please RSVP to Elizabeth Mitsky at

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Do you want to build a snowman?! Calling all Riverdale Performers: Frozen Jr. is coming to RGS this spring!

The Grade School Drama Workshop is returning and ready for a fantastic Spring of acting, singing and dancing.

Audition dates:
March 8th, 9th and 10th

Performance date:
May 17th at Lakewood Centre for the Arts in Lake Oswego

March 29th to May 17th
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm
Wednesdays 2:30-4:30pm

$275 per student. Grade 3-8. Limited to 30 students.

Registration closed on February 28.

If you have questions, please contact Alexandra Donnelly or Virginia Mulligan.

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On March 13, the PTC will host a fun run for families beginning at the Riverdale Grade School. Walk, jog, or run together with classmates and families and celebrate the start of Spring (rain or shine). 

We will have three event options: a quarter-mile race open to Grades K-2 students; a half-mile race open to Grades 3-5 student; and a neighborhood route open to all participants, including children accompanied by adults. 

The first race will start at approximately 10:00 a.m., with staggered starts for the remaining two events.  Please stay after your event to cheer on others and to enjoy music, camaraderie, and coffee and smoothies from the Pacific Perks food truck.

Questions? Contact

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The March AND April Full Menu / monthly ordering forms are now available at Ordering will close on February 23. This is a double month because of the timing of spring break. 

As a reminder, there are two ways to order:

  1. The Full Menu / Monthly ordering route. On this menu, you order by day and can order the rotating hot entrée, other daily entrees, salads, sandwiches, fruits and vegetables, and a variety of add on items and beverages. Ordering is done on this menu during the prior month (so now for March and April). Ordering on this menu gives you access to all of Healthy Habits Catering items AND helps us keep our costs down. With soaring food prices and increased lunch volume at the GS and the HS, we’re encouraging you to order off this menu when possible.
  2. The Limited / Daily ordering route. On this menu, you also order by day, but the rotating hot menu item is not available. You can order up until the night before (at the GS) and up until two days out (at the HS). We encourage you to use this menu for last minute orders when needed. We may need to increase prices on this menu in the future in order to cover the increased food and labor costs associated with these orders.

*** For our High School families: Each day, there are extra smoothies, lattes, hot entrees, pizza slices, and other snacks and drinks available for purchase on site. Ordering off the online menus is still the fastest way to get your food and the only way to guarantee your selection, but we want to offer items for staff and students who just need more flexibility. These purchases must use a PIN. ***

As for payments: we ask that you settle your accounts once and only once per month. You incur fees AND we incur fees every time you pay. So, if you are ordering more than once per month, please don’t feel the need to pay every time. If you are ordering once per month, when you order is a good time to pay. Please be careful when you make your payments that you are using a valid payment method; we do need to charge a $25 fee for returned payments. If you have any questions about ordering, please let me know. If you have any questions about menu items or ingredients, please contact Shelly at

Order at School code is 213RGSOROR.

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The PTC is delighted to partner with RGS art teacher Torrie Fox to host an art show and competition the week of February 28 – March 4, inspired by the whimsical and iconic art of William Wegman.

Help your students dress up your dogs, cats, bunnies, goats, or stuffed animals; snap a photo; and create a masterpiece!  More information on how to enter will be provided closer to the date.

For the safety of our pets and children, we ask for adult supervision in the creation of any art involving actual, live animals. 

Photo credit: MTAPhotos @ Creative Commons

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School counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success. They enhance students’ academic, career and social/emotional development, and work with teachers and other educators to help students realize their potential.

Riverdale is fortunate to have a talented counseling staff, and we would like to recognize them and send them our gratitude during National School Counseling Week.

Thank you to the RSD staff responsible for advising and guiding our students, especially Heather Johnston, Megan Lenard, and Abby Rotwein.

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Get Your Green On!

On March 13, 2022, the PTC will host a fun run for families beginning at the Riverdale Grade School. Walk, jog, or run together with classmates and families and celebrate the start of Spring (rain or shine). Both high school and grade school families are invited to participate. 

We will have two routes and three runs: K-2 students are invited to run a half-mile (2 laps) around the RGS track; K-4 students are invited to run a mile (4 laps) around the RGS track; and everyone is invited to run a route through the neighborhood. Events will have staggered start times, with the first event starting at 10am. Younger children tackling the longer route will need to be accompanied by an adult.